12 Days of Christmas Review: THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS by Liz Talley

About the book:

Brennan Henry doesn’t have time for holly and jolly. He’s been too busy boosting the bottom line for the family business. That is, until his eccentric grandfather hands over a lot of money to a stranger on the street. Some nonsense about her being the true spirit of Christmas. Yeah, right. All Brennan can see is he’s now got a situation on his hands with one Mary Paige Gentry.

Then he meets Mary Paige. And no matter how deep he searches, it seems she’s the real deal. Kind, compassionate and just enough sass to keep him very intrigued. The spark of attraction between them could land him on the naughty list! But his is still a dollars-and-cents world…unless she can prove there’s more to the season—more to life—than money.

I was in need of a Christmas romance with a truly Grinch-like hero and I definitely found him in Brennan Henry. He is the perfect Grinch with good reason and Mary Paige is the perfect woman to make his heart grow three sizes bigger. I loved how this story blended the relationship between Mary Paige and Brennan and the changes in the relationship between Brennan and his grandfather so well. Brennan’s grandfather is the catalyst to the changes by introducing Mary Paige to Brennan and starting them on their journey together even if at the time they meet they don’t appreciate it. Brennan undergoes some serious growth throughout the book and I loved how different his is at the end of the story. He becomes a better man for knowing Mary Paige. She also changes, although not as drastically, by knowing him. THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS is both romantic and emotional – a wonderful story of love, hope, and learning to trust at Christmas time.

the book girl gives THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS a 4/5

to find the book:


Barnes & Noble

Posted under 4/5,Contemporary Romance,Holiday Romance,review copy by the book girl on Saturday 8 December 2012 at 8:26 am


  1. Comment by Patoct — December 8, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

    I love an emotional story, especially Christmas ones.

  2. Comment by Gmapeony — December 8, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

    Nothing like a good grinch romance story.

  3. Comment by Joanne B — December 8, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    Thanks for the great review. I love Liz’s books.

  4. Comment by CrystalGB — December 8, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    Sounds good. I enjoy Liz’s books.

  5. Comment by Babs — December 8, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    Awwww, this one sounds like a good holiday read.

  6. Comment by Jane — December 8, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    I’ve enjoyed a few of Liz’s category romances.

  7. Comment by Quilt Lady — December 8, 2012 @ 11:12 pm

    This sounds like a wonderful read. I love these type of stories this time of the year.

  8. Comment by donnas — December 10, 2012 @ 4:32 am

    Sounds prefect for the season. Thanks for sharing!!

  9. Comment by Erica — December 12, 2012 @ 5:45 am

    I need to read this book

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